June 15, 2024

5/19 Clown, the founding Slipknot percussionist. misses the band’s headlining appearance at the Sonic Temple festival. “Clown, yesterday, broke a tooth and had to have it removed,” frontman Corey Taylor told the audience. “There’s an issue. He had to stay home for medical reasons.” The show goes on.

Guns N Roses

5/21 Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” is honored by the Grammy Hall of Fame in L.A. The song was inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier in the year. 

5/22 Hoobastank’s “The Reason” surpasses one-billion streams on Spotify. The band’s most commercially successful single “expresses regret and rebirth after hurting a loved one.”

5/23 Bad Omens cancel their U.K. and European summer tour plans. Recording and touring has pushed singer Noah Sebastian “to the limits of my mental bandwidth. Putting my mind and body in conflict with one another.”

5/23 The Department of Justice files an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment accusing the concert and ticketing giant of exerting monopolistic power through its exclusive ticketing agreements, its promotions business and its ownership of many popular amphitheaters, among other claims. DOJ wants to split up Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

5/23 Guitarist Dave Navarro rejoins his Jane’s Addiction bandmates during their concert in London. The show marks the band’s first performance with its classic lineup in over 14 years.

5/23 Bruce Springsteen receives the Ivors Academy fellowship in London. He is the first international songwriter to be inducted into the fellowship, which is the awards’ highest honor. Sir Paul McCartney hosts the induction ceremony joking that “unlike Bruce’s concerts” he would “keep this brief.” 

5/23 Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunite for a surprise appearance at the “Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot” tribute concert in Toronto. They perform the Lightfoot original “The Way I Feel.”

5/24 “Blue Electric Light,” the twelfth studio album from Lenny Kravitz, is released. The set, his first since ’18’s “Raise Vibration,” was recorded at his studio in the Bahamas. Kravitz played most of the instruments with contributions from frequent collaborator, guitarist Craig Ross. The lead single was “TK421.”

5/24 Iron Butterfly founding member, organist, primary composer and lead vocalist Doug Ingle dies at the age of 78. The band is best known for the Ingle-composed title track from their sophomore album, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”

5/25 The Black Keys cancel the upcoming North American leg of their International Players Tour, without explanation.


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